Determining the effect of weather data upon building simulation in regulatory processes

Gavin Bruce Murphy, John Allison, Filippo Monari

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Abstract

This paper extends a simplified dynamic method of building simulation: IDEAS – Inverse Dynamics based Energy Assessment and Simulation. IDEAS is a dynamic model which is calibrated to yield results in line with those produced by the UK Government’s steady state Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP), the method used in the UK to produce Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). The extension presented investigates the effect upon energy estimation by varying climactic data, using CIBSE TRY/DRY weather data for 14 locations across the UK. A calibrated standard test case dwelling is initially modelled in IDEAS and SAP; then using each of the weather locations, the variation in energy estimation of this dwelling is analysed. Results suggest that use of localised weather data can have a noteworthy effect on energy estimation and regulatory processes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages946-953
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2013
Event13th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference, BS2013 - Aix-les-Bains, Chambéry, France
Duration: 25 Aug 201328 Aug 2013

Conference

Conference13th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference, BS2013
CountryFrance
CityChambéry
Period25/08/1328/08/13

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Keywords

  • building simulation
  • IDEAS
  • standard assessment procedure (SAP)
  • climatic impacts
  • weather data
  • energy estimation
  • domestic energy model

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Murphy, G. B., Allison, J., & Monari, F. (2013). Determining the effect of weather data upon building simulation in regulatory processes. 946-953. Paper presented at 13th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference, BS2013, Chambéry, France.